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BEN HANDICOTT studied linguistics and education before heading off to learn Vietnamese and Mandarin over a number of years living in Asia. On his return home he published travel books for Lonely Planet and now looks to pass on his love of travel, food and language to his own children.
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2018 | Stunning, large scale illustrations capture some of the most thrilling places to visit in the world. Broad in its vision and range, this incredible Atlas includes both natural and man made places. The juxtaposition of the two is an excellent way of celebrating both. Readers can be amazed by Pantanal, the astonishing tropical Brazilian wetland with its vibrant and original wildlife. And they can be equally impressed by the Great Wall of China or Machu Picchu, two man made structures that have survived over hundreds of years. Examples of Wonders of the World are taken from all around the world making this an exceptional journey of exploration and adventure in a visual format that makes it fun to visit and re-visit looking for cleverly illustrated details on every spread.
This wonderful book has been designed to inspire children with an interest in the amazingly rich diversity of languages spoken across the world. It’s divided by continent with an introduction to each section that briefly explains the origins of the different languages spoken there, followed by pages of beautiful illustrations of children who are native speakers, addressing the reader with a friendly greeting. Those who download the special free app will be able to hear the phrases spoken – there are more than thirty for North and Central America alone. Every little child looks real and appealing, the kind of person you’d want to have a conversation with. A special book that celebrates one of the greatest of mankind’s achievements. ~ Andrea Reece
From the team behind the best-selling Atlas of Adventures comes this awe-inspiring journey of discovery. Travel around the world to scale the Eiffel Tower, trek the Great Wall of China, and raft through the Yosemite Valley. Showcasing the globe's most impressive landscapes, iconic buildings and evocative antiquities from both the modern and ancient worlds, this is the most wonderful Atlas adventure yet!
Daily Telegraph: 'A beautifully illustrated children's book that offers a glimpse into the lives and languages of different children the world over' Explore the lives of children all over the world and celebrate one of humanity's greatest achievements: written and verbal language. With fully illustrated word charts, featuring children depicted in their home country and doing ordinary things, learn about more than 100 languages, from well-known and lesser known indigenous languages that introduce us to some of the world's most remote communities. With foreword by ethnobotanist and explorer, Professor Wade Davis, this unique book comes with a free, downloadable app for iOS and Android that allows you to hear the phrases in the book, each recorded by a native speaker.
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